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October 25, 2008 5:37:21 PM

Hey guys I have a few questions for you. I am not that good with computers and have a couple year old HP Pavilion a1630n. I would like to update the graphics card but I am not sure what is best for me. The current one is the one that came with it, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE. What is best for this computer and what is even compatible? I am looking for $100-$250 Price range, thanks!

Also will DL'ing games to my PC slow down its other processes?

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October 25, 2008 6:15:26 PM

Your HP is a Athlon X2 at 2.4 ghz, I believe.
You also have a 16x PCIe slot.
I am going to say that something along the lines of a 9600GT, maybe even a 4850 if you have enough power to run it.
What kind of resolution is your monitor? Check on your Power Supply and see what the wattage is, THAT will be your biggest limiting factor.
October 25, 2008 6:21:29 PM

dl'ing games will slow down your internet, i doubt so much the other processes

and make sure when your downloading games, THEY ARE REAL -_-
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October 25, 2008 6:39:38 PM

eklipz330 said:
dl'ing games will slow down your internet, i doubt so much the other processes

and make sure when your downloading games, THEY ARE REAL -_-


There are legal downloads (Steam, etc), it's not all about pirating. Besides, pirated games work better than the real thing because you don't have to deal with drm. :kaola: 
October 26, 2008 8:46:11 PM

Yeah , haha... I'm not even sure how to check the power supply or whatever you said.. how sad :p 

Any help ?
October 26, 2008 8:47:42 PM

and whats drm
October 26, 2008 8:50:08 PM

Open up the case and look at the sticker on the side of the power supply.

DRM stands for "digital rights management". It's supposed to prevent or reduce piracy.
October 26, 2008 9:08:36 PM

br3nd064 said:
Open up the case and look at the sticker on the side of the power supply.

DRM stands for "digital rights management". It's supposed to prevent or reduce piracy.


Pirates use cracks and don't need to deal with drm at all. DRM is Digital Restriction Management, and is supposed to restrict the usage for legitimate purchasers. :D 
October 27, 2008 4:01:28 AM

:D  That's why I used "supposed"....
October 27, 2008 6:13:02 AM

hm ok ill check in a bit
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